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What's up everybody? My name is Cliff and you are listening to the What now podcast. That's right. The what now podcast where we threw conversation discuss ways that we can effectively address life's most difficult moments. So sit back, relax and enjoy tonight's episode. Lot of talk radio. Welcome to the What now podcast. Yes, yeah, yeah. Mhm. What's up everybody? Welcome to the What now podcast. That's why you are listening to the what now podcast. My name is quitting Betty john and for the sake of this podcast, you can just call me Cliff.
Those who may never look who have may have never listened to the podcast. This podcast was designed to have conversations about how we need to properly address what is it uncomfortable conversations Yo, I just sat here. I'm sorry God, I'm sorry because I had been recording. I just came off the air for my radio show so I'm all discombobulated right now. So Listen Let's just talk okay because it's about 30 minutes before the ball drops. I'm excited for you. Are you excited for you? That's my only question. I believe that this year is going to be your greatest year of your life. I believe it's going to be the year. Were you not just realize you've been walking in your purpose? But when you grab hold of your purpose and you begin to execute it in a manner that you've never thought to imagine if you ever problems believing that. Don't worry about that. Just replay this to yourself every day, confess it to yourself every day until you begin to see that things begin to gain some momentum like M.
C. Hammer. You stay back in the day. Some of you might be a little too young remember M. C. Hammer? But they have some gaining momentum and sometimes we don't allow momentum to be gained enough in order for to produce in a manner that's conducive or produce in a manner that's respectful to our purpose. But guess what? That's not what we're talking about on tonight. It's been a while since I recorded the podcast. So let's go here we go Stop this honoring honor, stop this honoring honor now I'm going to try to unpack this in 15 minutes. That is what I'm going to try to do. I can't make you any promises though. Alright, so let's go, my birthday just happened. Cliff mus okay. Um Was this 23rd of December? Today is the 31st. I said we're about 20, some minutes away from the ball dropping, but one of the things I realized over my life is I don't celebrate my birthday, there's reasons behind it. I had a lady that that was very, very close to me.
I considered her on, she passed away on my birthday. Um My mother died January one, so you know, this is a rough time. Um but also I realized that a lot of times I didn't celebrate my birthday because I didn't believe I should be honored or celebrated because of decisions that I made years ago. Um That goes that um again, not just that I was trying to work on that, but here's what happened this year. One of my friends, um and a constituent of the gospel, he posted something on facebook about me and I read it and I'm like dang, who is this man? Because I want to meet this man, Y'all know sometimes can be dramatic, but he posted this thing and I remember my cousin wrote me about it and um she was like, it couldn't have been said any better.
Yeah, and when she said that, that something inside of me cringed and I was on the cruise. Okay, I was on my way back. No, I was still on the cruise because I was laying in the bed when I read it and when she said that something cringed on the inside of me because in my mind I said, how can people say these nice things about me after all the stuff I've done and then this is, thank God for God and for deliveries because then my mind started going back to some of the people that I had misunderstandings with that were my fault. And then some of the things where other people's fault, but I have this tendency to take responsibility for my fault and other people fall and I haven't always been like that. Sometimes I didn't take responsibility for my fault. I tried to deflect to make other people think it was their fault. So I get that sign of it too.
But I started thinking, Oh my God, I got to take this off my wall because people are going to read this and they're gonna think, well this ain't the cliff. I know and doubt it out of that because he did this 10 years ago, he did this 15 years ago and literally the things that were, that that plagued my mind happened 10, 15. I'm 40 now, some 20 years ago. I just did not make very good decisions. Okay. Um, however, I always confess that I was beyond that I'm past that I'm beyond that. I'm beyond that. I'm beyond that. But laying on that bed and that crews as we were hitting them waves helped me realize how much I was not beyond what I was claiming to be beyond. And because of that it was causing me to dishonor the honor that was being bestowed upon me. Sometimes we think people have a problem with us honoring them because they're humble. That's not always the case now.
That is sometimes the case, but it's not always the case. Sometimes people have an issue with you honoring them because they haven't forgiven themselves from things that they've done in the past. Sometimes people don't want you to honor them because they're still living in the moments of their Brokenness or moments of their lack of intelligence as it relates to a decision that was made. That was me. I don't like people to honor me. And I thought here I'm thinking it's all can be traced to humility and in that moment I'm realizing, no, you're just afraid of somebody saying something about what you did 10, 15, 20 years ago. And the crazy thing about it was, and I had this whole conversation with myself in the bed. If you wrote a book about how you move past it, you always talk about how you move past it. But yet it still has power and authority in your life because it won't allow you to receive the honor that people are tipping to bestow upon you and listen to this.
This can also cause this also calls me to become bitter with some people because I felt like mm man I felt like they didn't value what I was doing for them. They didn't value who I was in their life. And sometimes I had to watch other people honor people for things that I was doing in their life. I had to watch that. I had to experience that and I would get frustrated. I would get angry and I'm saying thinking but that's what I do for you. But I didn't realize I created the atmosphere and the environment of dishonor because of the fact I was dishonoring everyone that was attempting to honor me by dishonoring who the creator had created. Me too. The so my encouragement to you. If you have a problem with being honored of being recognized.
I want you to trace all the way down to the root of Because that's a false sense of humility. Because humility will say honor the God in me because I understand it ain't me. It's God false humility says no no I'm good. I'm okay. I'm okay because we're still dealing with some of those things that we refuse to let go. So my encouragement to each and every one of you that is listening on today. There are some things that you are having a problem letting yourself go and forgiving yourself over. You've got to let it go. You have to you have to let it go. You have to let them go. You have to release it because it wants to release you. It doesn't like the way you smell now. The way you look now, the way you think now the way you move now, it doesn't like any of that.
It's uncomfortable around you because it realizes that you wouldn't do what you did five years, five years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago, 20 years ago. It don't even like you, it doesn't like you at all. It doesn't even fit you anymore. Each time you try to put it on and what I mean you put it on because you tried to wear it, you wear is this, it's a code of honor. But it's a code of dishonor because it's like uh you can't honor me because I was a liar. You can't honor me because I was a thief you can't really be because I slept around. You can't honor me because because because because because get rid of them because they get rid of that dormant burn that thing, it don't fit you no more. It stinks and it has all kinds of holes in it and it's dingy and it's dirty and you keep trying to put that thing back over and present yourself as what you used to be while attempting to profess that you are not it anymore and you're not it anymore.
But what happened is you keep carrying yourself, but you keep preserving yourself as if that is who you are. So listen, I'm gonna get off this podcast, but I just wanted to let you know today, Stop this honor and honor. Stop it! Stop it, stop it. You deserve to be on because you are great. I don't care about every all that other stuff you deserve to be on, allow those in your life that appreciates you, allow them to honor you. Can I be honest with you as you will begin to honor the honor that's due to you. You're gonna see some doors open, you're gonna see some ideas start to be birthed in your life. Rebirth in your life. Will be reminded of some things you're gonna because you you know what happens is You raise your vantage point, you allow yourself to be elevated. Now don't get a choice and I'm not talking about exalting this and I'm not explaining myself, scratch all that we got going in 2020 and I don't have time to explain myself.
But when you elevate your mindset, you elevate you know who you are. You begin to see things from a different vantage point and that's my encouragement to you today. Tonight, I honor you. Yes, you the one that's listening, I honor you for your resilience. I honor you for your strength, I honor you for your dedication, I honor you for your perseverance, I honor you for your willingness to listen. I honor you for your willingness to grow. I honor you for your willingness to admit that you are wrong. I honor you for your willingness to stick it out. I honor you for your willingness to be creative. I honor you for your willingness to learn new things. I honor you for your willingness to allow yourself to be the greatest version of who you are. I honor you tonight. I honor the purpose inside of you. I honor the destiny inside of you. I honor the vision in spite of you.
Honor your gifts, your talents, your ability, honor your testimony on tonight. I honor you tonight. Do not dishonor the island that I have instilled upon anyone to make listen be blessed peace. Mm hmm mm hmm. Can you identify any areas in your life where stagnation is manifesting now? I know some of you might say no I can't. I want us to look at stagnation for what it really is. Some people have identified stagnation as something that's not growing or that's not producing. I don't believe that stagnation to me stagnation can also be that Yes, we're growing. Yes, we're producing however were growing and producing in a manner that's disrespectful to the purpose and the greatness that resides inside of us And listen, we all have areas where we can identify that we could be doing a lot veteran.
There's greater potential in those areas than we are experiencing. And guess what I have a tool that will help you begin to experience transformation in those areas of stagnation in your life. And that tool is called from stagnation and transformation. That's right. That is my book from stagnation of transformation. So I want you to hit over to my website www dot clinton petty john dot com. I want you to hit there. I want you to hit the transformation tab there. You're gonna find a free preview of my book. That's right, a free preview of my book and I promise you after you read the preview, you're gonna want to invest in your personal transformation through purchasing the books or get hit over their purchase the book, let me know you purchased it. Here's what I always say guys, if you purchased the book you read the book, you apply the principles in your life and yet you still are stagnant in the areas that you are applying them to and you're not experiencing any transformation and you can prove to me that you have applied these principles.
I will give you a 100% refund. That's right. A 100% refund. Why? Because I believe in the application of the principles that are outlined in this book. So again, visit www dot clinton Pettijohn dot com and purchase your copy of from stagnation the transformation. Yeah